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W. B. Howell

1851                Address Unknown, Lexington, Missouri.[1]

1852                Rooms over Mr. Miller’s Boot and Shoe Shop, Glasgow, Missouri.

1853                Address Unknown, Independence, Missouri.

W. B. Howell was recorded in one announcement and one advertisement.  The announcement appeared on October 14, 1852 in the Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Missouri).  All persons wanting an exact likeness of themselves, should call on Mr. W. B. Howell, over Mr. Miller’s boot and shoe store shop, where he is prepared to take Miniatures in all the late improvements in the art.  He invites the ladies and gentlemen of the city to examine his specimens whether wanting likenesses or not.

The Advertisement appeared on December 10, 1853 in the Occidental Messenger (Independence, Missouri).  Look Now For Fine Daguerreotypes!!  Mr. Howell would respectfully call the attention of the ladies and gentlemen of Independence and vicinity, to the fact that he has just fitted up his room in good style, so that he is able to furnish those wishing it, A Splendid Likeness.  As he is going away for a few weeks, he will leave Mr. J. H. Twyman in charge of his rooms, to operate during his absence.  Mr. Twyman is a splendid operator—in fact to do him justice he is surpassed by none in the Art.  I therefore do not at all hesitate in recommending him to the people as an Artist.  As he has been with J. H. Fitzgibbon of St. Louis, he has all the new styles of operating, and all the late improvements that are now known in the business.

I will also say to the people, that there are at my room a splendid assortment of cases, which he will [sell] on moderate terms.  Oct 29th, 1853.  W. B. Howell.

W. B. Howell is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry and Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the Continental Divide A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865 as being active in 1851 in Lexington, Missouri. 

[1] Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

J. R. White

1853                Opposite City Hotel, Lexington, Missouri.

J. R. White was recorded in one advertisement that appeared on  November 30, 1853 in the  Lexington Weekly Express (Lexington, Missouri).  Sky-Light Daguerreotype Miniatures.  The [understated] has the pleasure to announce to the public generally, that he has just returned from New York where he has obtained a superior, quick working Camera and a large lot of Stock, and is now prepared to furnish all who may honor him with a call, [with us has] Sic. furnished Pictures as can be obtained in the State, and at prices to suit patrons.  Opposite City Hotel.  J. R. White.  sep25.

J. R. White is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Lexington, Missouri in 1853.  This is possibly Joseph R. White recorded in Pioneer Photographers from Mississippi to the Continental Divide A Biographical Dictionary 1839-1865 as being active in 1860 in Lexington and in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as Joseph White also active in Lexington in 1860.